Helping People with Legal Immigration Matters in Alhambra, CA
Alhambra, California is known for its large immigrant population. Over the last six decades, waves of immigrant groups from around the world have come to Alhambra and made it their home, each playing a critical role in shaping the cultural landscape of Alhambra that we know today. Alhambra immigration lawyer Joshua Goldstein is passionate about immigration rights provides professional counsel on visa applications, green cards, citizenship and naturalization processes and more. At the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, we work tirelessly to give our clients the best possible outcomes.
Moving to the United States and beginning the process of becoming a citizen is a complicated process. It can be easy to make a mistake and have your path to becoming a citizen delayed or even jeopardized, putting you in a position of potentially having to leave the country. These mistakes can also be very expensive to correct. To make the immigration process quicker and easier by avoiding costly, time-consuming mistakes, work with an experienced immigration lawyer to handle the paperwork and legal processes that accompany this process.
Immigrating to Alhambra, CA
The City of Alhambra is a suburb of Los Angeles founded by the San Gabriel Mission. Alhambra has a vibrant immigrant population. The majority of the Alhambra community is Asian, and one third of the population is Hispanic. Alhambra is part of the 27th congressional district, whose representative is the first Chinese American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the daughter of Chinese immigrants.
Work with an Experienced Alhambra Immigration Attorney
Attorney Joshua L. Goldstein can provide you with the legal guidance you need as you become an American citizen. He has experience helping new immigrants with all of the following legal issues:
- Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA);
- Deportation, Removal, and Immigration court;
- Cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents;
- Cancellation of removal for permanent residents;
- Immigration bonds;
- Citizenship and Naturalization;
- Obtaining a green card through family;
- Obtaining a green card through marriage;
- Form I-751, Green Card Renewal for Conditional Residents;
- Visas, including Fiancé Visas, Marriage Visas, K-1 Visa, K-3 Visa, and K-4 Visa;
- Fighting immigration delay and Writ of Mandamus;
- Immigrating consultation;
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA);
- Deferred Action (DACA) renewal
- Form I-601A, Waiver Immigration Lawyer;
- Motion to Reopen;
- Cuban Adjustment Act;
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA);
- Immigration benefits for same-sex couples;
- The Immigrant Investor Program, EB-5;
- Documentation for Immigration consultation;
- Extreme Hardship explanation and determination;
- H-1B Visa;
- L-1 Visa;
- O-1 Visa;
- National Best Interest Waiver (NIW) EB-2 Visa;
- P-Visa; and
- R-1 Visa for Religious Workers.
Working with Applicable California and Federal Law
In the United States, both federal and state-level laws are applicable to your case. You need to familiarize yourself with both federal laws, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act, and state-level laws, such as the California DREAM Act and the TRUST Act. Your attorney can explain all of the laws applicable to your case to you.
Some of the more common issues that can come up during the immigration process include:
Visa Issues. Your visa is the document that grants you permission to be in the United States. Visas are not always permanent. There is a wide variety of visa types, each of which is designed for individuals entering the country for specific reasons. Each type of visa has its own set of rules governing its use and expiration – if you do not have the correct type of visa or your visa expires, you can potentially face deportation.
Extreme Hardship. Most individuals who come to the United States come seeking a better life for themselves and their families. If one of your relatives is facing deportation, you can potentially help him or her stay in the country through an I-601 or I-601A form alleging the extreme hardship he or she would face if he or she were to return to his or her home country. Examples of extreme hardship include difficult political or economic conditions in the other country, the ability of the individual and his or her children to adjust to life in the other country, and health issues that cannot be as easily addressed in the other country.
Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA). In 2014, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced that it would stop deporting the undocumented parents of United States citizens and lawful residents of the country if they meet certain requirements. Those who qualify for the DAPA program can obtain work permits and avoid deportation for three years following their acceptance into the program.
Contact an Alhambra Immigration Attorney Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you are facing legal issues related to immigration, work with a qualified Alhambra immigration lawyer to resolve these issues. The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. can help you work through these issues by providing you with quality legal representation and advice. Contact our office today to schedule your legal consultation by calling 213-262-2000.
*Practice limited to immigration and nationality law. Not admitted to practice in California.